Preventing Drug Use among Refugee Families 

Beqaa, Lebanon: Ruba, mother to 11-year old Malath, is a Syrian refugee living in the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon. After witnessing her father's death during the conflict, Malath became withdrawn, angry and quiet. Ruba started to feel guilty and developed a lack of confidence in her ability to care for Malath. Sensing this situation, Malath's teachers advised the two to take part in a UNODC sponsored school- based evidence- based trauma recovery programme for families.  Teaching Recovery Techniques + Parenting, is a five-week programme in which children are made to engage in trauma recovery and resilience training, and their caregivers are trained on family skills towards improving personal relationships. Following the five- week training, Ruba said that the training had changed their lives... Read More

Communities and Local Authorities in Senegal Work Together to End Child Begging 

Dakar, Senegal: Forced child begging is one of the main forms of trafficking in Senegal. Thousands of children, commonly known as "talibés", are forced to beg across the country as part of their studies in koranic schools ("daaras"). Many children are trafficked to Senegal from neighbouring countries. A 2018 study conducted by the NGO Global Solidarity Initiative revealed that there are currently about 183,835 talibé children in the Dakar region, including 27,943 children involved in forced begging... Read more

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